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Why don't all siblicidal eagles lay insurance eggs? The egg quality hypothesis
Uppsala University.
1997 (English)In: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, ISSN 1045-2249, Vol. 8, no 5, 544-550 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

Several species of birds lay second eggs that are eliminated by the siblicidal behavior of the first-hatched chick. A widely accepted explanation for the occurrence of these second eggs is insurance against complete nest failure, However, if insurance is

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OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC , 1997. Vol. 8, no 5, 544-550 p.
Keyword [en]
Aquila wahlbergi; brood manipulations; egg quality; insurance; siblicide; Wahlberg's eagle; BLACK-BACKED GULL; BROOD REDUCTION; CLUTCH-SIZE; SIBLING AGGRESSION; EUDYPTES-CHRYSOLOPHUS; OFFSPRING QUALITY; BREEDING SUCCESS; CHICK SURVIVAL; GREAT TITS; BIRDS
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-83661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-83661DiVA: diva2:111569
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Addresses: UPPSALA UNIV, DEPT ZOOL, S-75236 UPPSALA, SWEDEN.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-15

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